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The Smart For Two, also known simply as the Smart Car is the orignal city car. A design that has stood the test of time and still looks as fresh now as ever. It is undeniably small, but there is plenty of room inside for two adults. Even tall adults. It is widely known that the engineering and engines are from Mercedes, so the prices stay firm and you don't see many steaming on the side of the road.
The size makes drivers worry about motorway stability. And while you don't feel like you are in a position of power as an HGV thunders past on the motorway, you never feel like the car lacks power or stability. It is, surprisingly, as capable out of town as it is in town. We recommend avoiding the cabrios becasue their shape means the fumes of the car infront are sucked in and the automatic gearbox is the worst in the world - avoid.
The 800cc Passion, with a manual gearbox, offering 80 mpg makes a lot of sense. 'Luxury Pack' specification adds a lot to the nearly-new value, but it's hard to see why you would bother when the Passions on the market all seem to have the air con and panoramic glass roof.
Post 2009 models have been slightly re-styled, so if your budget can get you into one, it's worth it for the better residuals. Alternatively, go much older, and pick up a bargain from 2002-2004. Beware though, mileages always look low at first glance - check the real average mileage with our price tool because this car is not designed for high mileage. Don't overpay for what is really average mileage and don't buy high mileage cars if reliability is important to you.
The bottom of the market is around £2,500, while cars still under manufacturer warranty can be picked up for around £8,000.
One year old cars make sense as there is some saving, but 3 year old cars, after MOT, are much cheaper. Sadly, despite that, they still drop pretty hard from there. It's at 5 years that they move into the 'value' bracket.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Smart Fortwo you would aim to buy a 5 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Smart Fortwo cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Smart Fortwo cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Smart Fortwo cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.